Earthquake and Volcano Premium Layer
Not everything on the Geochron is moving quickly. Continents inch away from each other slowly at just inches per year, but when they do – it can be dramatic for those living nearby. Dozens of times per day, earthquakes pummel the deep reaches of our planet, and eventually herald violent volcanic eruptions.
Geochron’s Earthquake Layer is only available for Version 2 and Atlas models, and the included Volcano Layer is only available for Atlas models.
Read the Details
Details of all earthquakes are shown within their circle, but all details for up to the last 14 (M4.0+) earthquakes can be found in the Earthquake Table on the main map screen.
Events Fade for Clarity
Since earthquakes often overlap themselves, newest earthquakes are placed on top of older earthquakes which fade to the rear. All earthquakes disappear after five days. Use the sliders in the menu to adjust your “fade-out” preference.
On the map in 15 minutes
With data coming from the US Geological Survey and her international affiliates, our orchestration servers send data to online Geochron Atlases within 15 minutes of receiving seismic movements.
Seismic Events Large and Small
Earthquakes greater than M1.0 are reported with North America, and greater than around M4.0+ in international regions. Geological reporting agencies beyond the United States may not have the same sensor coverage, or may omit small seismic events.